Clinical Responder (Children’s Farm Home)

Location: Corvallis - Children's Farm Home
Program/Department: Campus Operations
Schedule: Flexible Schedule; Swing, Overnight, and Weekend Shifts Available

Job Summary:  The On-Call Clinical Responder will assess children in need of emergency restraint and seclusions. Position may require evening, weekend and shift work and requires availability to respond to emergencies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:  
Assess risk and safety issues as they relate to cottage programming, acuity of clients and environmental conditions; order for restraints or seclusion that extends beyond the age/time limits must be received from the doctor by the QMHP
Immediately following a restraint or seclusion, evaluate the resident’s well being
Conduct a face to face assessment of the physical and psychological well being of the resident within one hour of the initiation of the emergency safety intervention, documenting in the child’s record what led up to the intervention, comments about cognitive, affective, behavioral condition of the child and suggestions for further interventions
Notify parents/guardians of restraints and seclusions
Within 24 hours of the emergency safety intervention, all staff involved must be meet in a debriefing session that includes a discussion of the precipitating factors that led to the intervention, alternative techniques that might have prevented the use of the restraint or seclusion, procedures that staff are to implement to prevent any recurrence of the use of restraint or seclusion and the outcome of the intervention including any injuries that may have resulted from the use of restraint or seclusions
Document the debriefing listing the following: staff present, staff excused and why, discussion of precipitating factors, what was tried to avoid use of restraint/seclusion, what is being tried to avoid recurrence of the event, what was the outcome of the interventions, and any injuries that occurred to child or staff
Contribute ideas for changes to Clinical Unit Supervisor if IPC needs adjustment as a result of a hold/seclusion
Assure that staff also debrief restraints/seclusions with parents/guardians and that staff document the debriefing in the resident’s record
Report serious occurrences to the state Medicaid agency
Report deaths to HCFA regional office by no later than close of business the next business day after the death, reporting the name of resident, description of the occurrence, name, address and phone number of the family


Professional Requirements:  
Demonstrated understanding of the functioning of complex organizational and social systems and how each system’s components interact with and impact the others
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child development models, concepts and theories and their application to residential treatment approaches
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of how children learn and of learning disabilities and intervention approaches which have been most effective in addressing these disabilities in children and/or adolescents
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Demonstrated leadership, supervision and training skills
Demonstrated acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors and cultures
Demonstrated ability to establish clear and appropriate boundaries in relationships with staff and clients and the handling of confidential and sensitive information
Demonstrated appropriate sensitivity to client’s issues
Demonstrated ability to relate to families and the public
Demonstrated ability to be an active team participant with strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to project a professional persona through language, attitude and actions


Demonstrates a commitment to the following Organizational Priorities with regard to all persons:  
A commitment to non-violence: Helping to build safety skills and a commitment to higher purpose.
A commitment to emotional intelligence: Helping to teach emotional management skills.
A commitment to social learning: Helping to build cognitive skills
A commitment to open communication: Helping to overcome barriers to healthy communication, learn conflict management, reduce acting out, enhance self protective and self correcting skills, teach health boundaries
A commitment to democracy: Helping to create civic skills of self control, self discipline and administration of healthy authority.
Commitments to social responsibility: Helping to rebuild social connection skills, establish health attachment relationships; establish sense of fair play and justice.
A commitment to growth and change: Helping to work through loss and prepare for the future.

Additional Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:: Provides direct supervision to assigned staff while on duty.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: Requires a Master’s Degree in psychology, sociology, education or related human services field or a licensed RN. Must be a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) as determined by the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR’s) and/or the Oregon Mental Health Division.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Must be eligible for CESIS license in State of Oregon.  State of Oregon license if degree is in nursing.

Experience: Education and experience must demonstrate the competency to identify precipitating events, gather histories of mental and physical disabilities, alcohol and drug use, past mental health services and criminal justice contacts, asses family, social and work relationships and to conduct a mental status examination, document a multi-axial DSM diagnosis, write and supervise an individual plan of care, conduct a Comprehensive Mental Health Assessment and provide individual, family and/or group therapy within the scope of training, plus any other trainings deemed necessary the agency to perform the task of a substitute QMHP.

Job Knowledge:  Provides oversight of all agency components during non-business hours.  Decisions are made within Trillium Family Services policy constraints.  Work is performed with little direct supervision.  Decisions and products of work are reviewed by Residential Services Director.  Center Supervisor II participates in strategic planning, decision making and problem solving related to overall policy, direction priorities, budgets and philosophies.

Skills:  Must demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency in word processing and data base programs.

Physical Demands: For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, contact the HR department. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

Application Details:

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and position may close without notice.

If you need accommodation to review the information and/or complete the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Trillium Family Services is a drug free workplace. All final applicants will be subject to a criminal record identification check pursuant to ORS 181.536.727.537 and agency policy. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and support a culturally linguistically diverse governance, leadership and workforce.